This year’s BMW Championship will occur Thursday, August 17 through Sunday, August 20 at Olympia Fields Country Club in Olympia Fields, Illinois. Patrick Cantlay won this event for the second straight year in 2022 at Wilmington Country Club. He will set out to make it a three-peat in 2023, assuming he qualifies in the top 50 of the season-long FedEx Cup standings.
Jon Rahm won the last time the BMW Championship was held at Olympia Fields in 2020. Below we will provide a betting guide for the 2023 contest, including BMW Championship odds as soon as top sportsbooks post them.
BMW CHAMPIONSHIP ODDS
BMW Championship odds will be posted by top sportsbooks soon. Check back on Monday, August 14 to see the 2023 BMW Championship betting odds.
The field for the 2023 BMW Championship will be officially announced on Friday, August 11. Until then, here are the odds for John Haslbauer’s projected favorites a month out from the event.
- Jon Rahm +700
- Rory McIlroy +800
- Patrick Cantlay +900
- Scottie Scheffler +1000
- Justin Thomas +1200
Olympia Fields Country Club
Olympia Fields Country Club is a very difficult test of golf, which bred a winning score of -4 the last time it hosted the BMW Championship in 2020. The course features extremely thick rough, on par with what you might expect at a U.S. Open. Heavily tree-lined with firm and fast Bentgrass greens, Olympia Fields draws many similarities to Muirfield Village and will reward players with above-average driving distance and elite form from tee to green.
In terms of course history, Jon Rahm, Dustin Johnson, Hideki Matsuyama, Joaquin Niemann, and Tony Finau rounded out the top-5 of the 2020 BMW Championship leaderboard. This suggests an advantage for the most well-rounded players in the field with prior success in difficult conditions and Majors.
OLYMPIA FIELDS CC COURSE SPECS
- Yards: 7,366
- Par: 70 (4x 3s / 12x 4s / 2x 5s)
- Greens: Bent
- Architect: Willie Park Jr.
- Comp Courses: Muirfield Village, TPC Potomac, Oak Hill, Bethpage Black, Torrey Pines (South), Winged Foot, TPC Harding Park, Quail Hollow
- Hole-by-hole Breakdown:
BMW CHAMPIONSHIP PAST WINNERS
Over the last ten years, there have been few surprises at the BMW Championship. Five winners over that span have opened at 16-1 odds or shorter. You can expect this in the second leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, as the field grows limited to the best remaining players on TOUR. Olympia Fields accentuates a player’s flaws with its design. Consider approaching your 2023 BMW Championship bets as you would for a Major, with exposure to one of the elite players in the field.
The below table tracks consensus pre-tournament outright odds for the last ten winners of the BMW Championship.
How To Bet The BMW Championship
The BMW Championship odds board will include some intriguing betting options. One is placing an outright winner wager. Patrick Cantlay, currently ranked No. 4 in the world rankings, has won this event two years in a row. Then there is 2023 Masters champion Jon Rahm who won this event the last time it was played at Olympia Fields Country Club.
If you’re having trouble deciding between three and four golfers, sportsbooks will give you the option of picking a golfer to finish in the top-5. The odds will be much shorter, but the wager will pay out as long as the golfer finishes fifth or better.
Keep in mind, pre-tournament odds will change once the event gets underway. Betting action and how that player performs versus the field will lead to the odds movement.
Sportsbooks also offer a live betting menu for events like the BMW Championship. With live wagering, betting on the winner of the 12th hole is an option. There will be two to three players listed with odds associated with each name. The upside to this bet type is that bettors don’t have to wait until the round or tournament is over to determine if the bet slip is a winner.